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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Sinister’s Cross The Styx vs Molested’s Blod Draum

  Impressionistic appraisal: Sinister’s Cross The Styx (1992) Intro ‘Carnificina Seclesta‘ may as well carry Dante Alighieri’s subtext: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here“, for what follows is one of the most “satanic” death metal albums ever recorded. If … Continue reading

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Mysticum – Planet Satan (2014)

Humanity may be in equal parts both human and inhuman, but to be inhuman is in fact a part of being human. Nothing man does is outside of nature, as unnatural as his acts may seem to idealistic eyes. Good … Continue reading

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Ildjarn – Hardangervidda Part I (2002)

“Hardangervidda is a mountain plateau (“vidde” in Norwegian) in central southern Norway, covering parts of the counties of Buskerud, Hordaland and Telemark. It is the largest plateau of its kind in Europe, with a cold year-round alpine climate, and one … Continue reading

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Obliteration – Black Death Horizon (2013)

There is a tangible aspect of psychological devolution to this music. Obliteration, especially in the sections where they slow down, make poignant use of string bends, lingering harmonics, and jarring dissonance to induce a feeling of mental disintegration in the … Continue reading

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